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Submission Google Block Many Chrome Plug-Ins Starting in 2014

Trailrunner7 writes: Google is planning a major changes in the way that Chrome handles many plug-ins. Beginning early next year, Chrome will no longer support the old Netscape Plug-In API and will block plug-ins that use it. Eventually, that will mean that some plug-ins such as Google Earth, Microsoft Silverlight and others eventually will be blocked by the browser.

Google plans to begin blocking NPAPI plug-ins run by Web sites in January 2014, and then over the next few months it will gradually remove all support for it and block all plug-ins that use it. Schuh said that Google will whitelist some plug-ins that use the API, including Silverlight, Google Earth, Google Talk and Java. But those eventually will be blocked, as well. Google also is planning to remove apps from the Chrome Web Store that use the NPAPI.

Submission No Way, Man! Last VW Bus To Soon Roll Off Assembly Line->

sbinning writes: The last Volkswagen "hippie bus" is due to roll off an an assembly line in Brazil on Dec. 31.

It seems the van that became known as the transportation of choice for counter-culture folks in the '60s can't be made with the air bags and other safety equipment that "the man" wants it to have.

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Civilization V Announced For This Fall 326

sopssa writes "2K Games announced today that they will be releasing Civilization V in the fall. For the first time in the series, the square tiles will be changed to hexes, which 2K Games says provides 'deeper strategy' and 'more realistic gameplay.' Civilization V will also include a new graphics engine, new combat system including ranged bombardment, multiplayer and good support for the modding community. 'Each new version of Civilization presents exciting challenges for our team. Thankfully, ideas on how to bring new and fun experiences to Civ players never seem to stop flowing. From fully animated leaders and realistic landscapes, new combat tactics, expanded diplomacy and shared mods, we're excited for players to see the new vision our team at Firaxis has brought to the series,' Sid Meier said. In addition to Civilization V, the Facebook-based Civilization Network will also be released during 2010."

The Wright Bothers weren't the first to fly. They were just the first not to crash.